All "New Order" stories

Return to Story

Watch New Order Play Kimmel

Last weekend, the Manchester synthpop gods New Order, reactivated but without estranged cantankerous-genius bassist Peter Hook, played the first of two Coachella weekend. They’ll be back again this weekend, but they used some of the intervening time to show up on Jimmy Kimmel Live. On they show, they trotted out the classic “Bizarre Love Triangle.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2013 - 11:04 am

The 10 Best New Order Songs

Looking back it’s almost hard to believe.

Three members of the quintessential post-punk band choose to carry on after the suicide of their lead singer and bandleader only to become dancefloor innovators, stumbling into exponentially greater fame and success, finding their way to arenas, FIFA theme songs, and everywhere in between. More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / January 25, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Stream New Order Lost Sirens

New Order’s 2005 album Waiting For The Sirens’ Call isn’t anywhere near anybody’s list of favorite New Order albums, but the LP does hold a certain historical significance. It’s the band’s last album before its extremely loud and contentious break with bassist Peter Hook, and no matter what the reconstituted band does from here o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 11, 2013 - 10:09 am

Chromatics – “Ceremony” (New Order Cover)

Electro mood-generators Chromatics, who made one of the best albums of this year, have continued their ridiculously productive streak, dropping a brand-new cover of New Order’s wistful synthpop classic “Ceremony.” It’s pretty faithful to the original, but the way it slowly and lazily sprawls out is new. Ida No, singer for Chromatics’ Italians Do ItMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2012 - 9:11 am

New Order, Run Run Run @ Greek Theater, Los Angeles 10/7/12

It was a dawn of a new age for New Order as they landed stateside to perform without original bassist Peter Hook but saw the welcome return of Gillian Gilbert on synthesizers with new addition Tom Chapman filling in on bass. Synthesizers fluttered and people danced as lead singer Bernard Sumner led the charge emphatically… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 9, 2012 - 9:02 am

New Order – “Elegia” (Full 18 Min. Version)

In 1985, New Order released a song dedicated to Ian Curtis, the iconic singer who fronted their previous outfit. Titled “Elegia,” the track appeared on the Low-Life LP in five-minute form. 27 years later the song will assume its full and original 18-minute glory via vinyl release and via YouTube embed. The vinyl comes a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 13, 2012 - 12:07 pm

Hear Fujiya & Miyagi, Golden Filter Cover New Order

The latest issue of Mojo comes with a CD of various different bands covering songs from New Order’s beyond-awesome 1983 New Order album Power, Corruption & Lies, as well as the singles from that era of the band’s evolution. We’ve already posted Destroyer’s version of “Leave Me Alone,” and now we’ve got two more. Click… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2012 - 9:05 am

Destroyer – “Leave Me Alone” (New Order Cover)

The new year’s newest Mojo features New Order on the cover and a covers comp of the band’s Power, Corruption & Lies. Tackling tracks from the ’83 LP (along with “Blue Monday” and b-sides) are Golden Filter, Fujiya & Miyagi, and Destroyer whose “Leave Me Alone” you can hear below while you peruse the tracklist. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 1, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Hear A Previously Unreleased New Order Song

This summer Rhino releases the 18 track comp Total: From Joy Division to New Order, which ought to help fans frame the legendary bands’ evolutionary lineage/enjoyment of royalties. Teasing aside, it is the first time the two bands appear on the same recording, and in addition to five Joy Division tracks and 12 old one… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 19, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip, & Hot City – “Didn’t Know What Love Was” Video

When Bethany Cosentino, Kid Cudi, and Rostam Batmanglij made a video for their Converse-funded “All Summer” they opted to don over-sized versions of their own heads and move into a “warm apartment.” Despite featuring two “Hot” bands, things are icier (and pleasingly stranger) in the Andreas Nilsson-directed video for Bernhard Sumner, Hot Chip, and Hot… More »

By: brandon / November 18, 2010 - 11:32 am

Mani Made Peter Hook Cry

Not really, but it’s definitely the week for old(er) music dudes to be hurting folks’ feelings. This situation with Mani and Peter Hook’s a bit harsher than Lou Reed turning Susan Boyle into mush by telling her she couldn’t cover “Perfect Day”: I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but looks like Freebass,… More »

By: brandon / September 10, 2010 - 9:51 am

If “Bizarre Love Triangle” Was About Haterade

Ex-Danity Kane lady Aubrey O’Day sampled the New Order classic, but changed the refrain to “Every time they see us ballin’/ They get down on their knees and hate.” Give her all the Pulitzers please. MTV has a sample. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 24, 2009 - 5:18 pm

New Bad Lieutenant – “Sink Or Swim”

Bad Lieutentant’s basically late-period New Order minus Peter Hook and plus ex-Marion guitarist Jake Evans. Their debut Never Cry Another Tear’s out in October. Alex James and Stephen Morris play on it. Listen to the shimmery first single “Sink Or Swim” at MySpace. More »

By: brandon / August 18, 2009 - 5:58 pm

New Order Form New Band Without Peter Hook

Last fall Peter Hook called late-period New Order an “empty shell.” The guys have since filled up said shell by adding Blur bassist Alex James, labeling themselves Bad Lieutenant, and recording an album due for release in October. Details at NME. More »

By: brandon / June 17, 2009 - 9:47 am

Iron & Wine Perform A New Song (And A New Order Song) For Jimmy Fallon

Iron & Wine’s Around The Well collection came out yesterday, but instead of playing something from it on Fallon, Sam Beam, his sister Sarah, and pianist did a new track, “Godless Brother In Love.” It has the same sort of pathos as the recently unearthed “Homeward These Shoes,” but instead of disappearing after a minute,… More »

By: brandon / May 20, 2009 - 12:08 pm

The ‘Gum Drop LXIII: Hear New Wrens, Win New Order Reissues

In January, The Lifted Brow, a biannual “50% fiction and 50% everything else” Melbourne-based magazine, is putting out an issue that includes two CDs with exclusive music from Spiral Stairs, the Magnetic Fields’ Claudia Gonson, Frightened Rabbit, and Dan Deacon, among others. One of those others is the Wrens, whose “In Turkish Waters” debuted i… More »

By: brandon / November 12, 2008 - 11:24 am

Hot Chip Feels So Unnatural: Peter Gabriel And Joy Division, Too

Peter Gabriel’s plan to cover Vampire Weekend just got a little more bloggable. According to NME, the Hot Chip crew revealed a busy release schedule: helping out with Gabriel’s take on “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa,” alongside completing a steel-pan based cover of Joy Division’s “Transmission” at the request of New Order. Welcome the new 24… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 11, 2008 - 9:37 am

Laura Cantrell Covers New Order

It’s a common tale: Girl moves to the city to go study law at Columbia, instead becomes an acclaimed country-folk artist, has a child, takes three years off, comes out of hiaturs by recording a New Order tune. OK, not so common. But the last few legs of the story are at least logical; whe… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 25, 2008 - 5:04 pm

Kevin Drew Covers New Order

November’s been a good month for New Order covers. Earlier this month of course we geeked to Thom & Co.’s “Ceremony” while warming ourselves in the glow of Radiohead’s laptop-side chat. The Hills reconnected us with Frente!’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” Monday night (Justin Bobby, such a douche). And today PRI spreads word that Broken Social… More »

By: Stereogum / November 29, 2007 - 11:11 am

Oh, boy. So in the last hour or so (read: the time since we’ve been having backend tech issues today), fired up with some seriously awesome bits. Like Thom spinning M.I.A.. And then Thom spinning !!!’s “Heart Of Hearts,” spasmodically dancing as only he knows how. And then, well, we’ll explain. First we’re publishing… More »

By: Stereogum / November 9, 2007 - 5:30 pm